Sunday, September 27, 2009

I'm a fan!!

So on my lazy Sunday today, I decided to start watching The Office on Netflix. My only question is... why didn't I start watching this sooner??? It is hi-larious!! I've finished Season 1, and am halfway thru Season 2. (told ya it was a lazy Sunday.)

Anyway, I've noticed several similarities in these actors.

Doesn't Pam (Jenna Fischer) look like a green eyed version of Maura Tierney??

Maura:Second, does Steve Carell remind anyone else of my dad?? Kinda freaky sometimes...

Steve:Dad:So that might not be the best picture to prove my point, but it's funny anyway. Jessica was trying to teach my dad how to throw gang signs. Funny in and of itself.

Okay, and doesn't Stan remind you of Cleveland on Family Guy? I actually looked it up to make sure it wasn't the same person doing the voice. (It's not.)

And how cute is Jim??
Definitely not nearly as cute as Michael C. Hall in Dexter. Speaking of which, starts again tonight. (Wahooooo!!!) I love, love, LOVE that show. When Logan and I get great danes, we're naming them Dexter and Rita. (He hasn't yet agreed to those names, but I'm working on it.)

Alright, time to fix dinner and do some laundry. And then watch Dexter!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm very seriously considering a lifestyle change...

I was recently talking to a friend of mine at work who is a vegetarian about a book she'd read that described the treatment of animals at slaughterhouses. I couldn't believe the things she was saying were true - especially that cows and pigs are strung up by their feet, have their jugular cut, and bleed out upside down, often while still conscious. (We don't even do that to enemy prisoners.) Now after seeing it for myself, I'm not sure I can physically eat meat again knowing what it takes to get it on my plate. The sad thing is that even if I stopped eating meat, this treatment would still go on. Everyone knows how much I love animals - no animal should have to go through this, even if it was born solely to feed humans.

Watch this video if you're interested. (If you choose not to watch, it still won't make it untrue.)

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Wedding Registry Extravaganza!

A couple of weeks ago I dragged Logan along with me to start our first wedding registry. We started at Kona (not to register, but to get Logan sushi - fuel to get him through the registering) and then headed to Macy's. They have SO much stuff there. On this first trip, we spent so much time getting signed up and looking at all the different luggage and plates and glasses, we ended up only scanning one thing before we had to leave. (I also lost Logan at one point - only to find him "testing out" the matresses. Umm hmm.) Since then, I've gone back a few times and added more things (and even made new registries at Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn) but I haven't made Logan come along anymore. He knows he's always welcome, but his reward for being so willing to come the first time is that he's no longer required. :) Can't you just see the excitement in his face??

Wanna make your nurse mad? Try saying this:

Besides the usual "Are you a doctor, or just a nurse?", I heard another little gem at work the other day. I think this one is worse.

I was sitting at the nurses station giving report to the oncoming nurse when one of the parents came out of their room and said "So which one of you is going to be the new babysitter?"

How do you respond to that? When her nurse said "Well, I'm not the babysitter, but I'll be her nurse tonight" the mother actually said "Oh, it's basically the same thing".

Talk about a slap in the face.

South Padre Island 2009

Well, we did it again! Mike and Leanne invited us to go out to their condo in Padre, and as usual we had a wonderful and relaxing time. Lacie and Jim Bob came out for a couple of nights, so it was good to get to see them too. Sadly, I never once stepped foot on the beach this trip... even though it was only a block away. Some days it was raining, and the other days we just hung out at the pool instead. (Closer to the bathroom and the kitchen that way, right?) :) We watched a lot of movies - including Hostel (terrible) and Hostel 2 (pretty good actually.) It's always fun to turn off the lights, light the candles, and watch a scary movie while we're down there. We also went to the Island Cinema (the bare bones theatre on the island) and saw District 9, which I absolutely loved! It was so different from any movie I've ever seen. I'd never seen any previews for it, so I had no idea what to expect. Loved it, and highly recommend it.

Okay, so this year we had a cooking competition in the condo. Leanne was unaware of this competition, but it was my own personal goal to cook the best meal of the week. Here was my ass-kicking chicken, an oldie but a goodie.
Mikey liked it.
Leanne liked it - even after making the leftovers into some sort of chicken-pea-potato mush...
I also made 4 layer dessert. Since making this, I've decided that baking may be more fun than cooking. At least with baking you get to constantly lick sugary things off spoons. This dessert had lots of cream cheese and powdered sugar - and with those two ingredients, you can't go wrong!
One night we went to Wahoo and watched the Labor Day fireworks.
Logan and Lacie.
Mike brought his Wii, so we had all sorts of competitions. The sword fighting was awesome.
Mike and Jim Bob battling it out!
Okay, I always tease Mike about how long his toes are, and how his feet actually like a second set of hands - just without the thumbs. To prove this theory, I asked Mike to hold my book for me while I read. And he did.
Ahhhh, the night of the meatball subs. Leanne totally and completely blew me out of the water in the cooking competition with this one. They were fantastic. Jim Bob doesn't even like cheese, but he ate it right up on the sub.
The fancy tomato basil and cheese side dish. Yummm.
This was the best meatball sub I've ever had. I ate the entire thing, and proceeded to change into my comfy pants. This was out of necessity.
Later that night, we went to Wanna Wanna and had their Turbo Pina Coladas. I have no idea what's in them, but they were gooooood.
Leanne was scared of how strong it was. She quickly got over this.
Logan, once again trying to embarrass me by shaving and leaving only a moustache this time.
After Wanna Wanna, we came back to play more Wii sword fighting and bowling. (P.S. I am the bowling champion.)
Mike and I sword fighting...
Mike won. Boooo.
Logan and I sword fought too, and I do believe I beat him this time. Probably because his moustache was distracting him.
Looks like I won again!Towards the end of our trip, Logan and I went to D'Pizza Joint with Lacie and Jim Bob. The pizza was fantastic (and cheap), but the bathroom definitely weirded me out. So much I had to take a picture of it. Imagine trying to go to the bathroom with this creepy dude staring right at you. Talk about uncomfortable.
We made one last run to the liquor store, and Lacie took a liking to this interesting Cognac bottle.
Logan, Leanne, Lacie and Jim Bob in the pool. The water felt great, it was just so cloudy outside!
Lacie and Logan
Mike and Leanne
The last night, I used the crock pot and made my orange pork. It was great, but nowhere near as good as Leanne's meatball subs. I'm already researching recipes for next year.... I have to win! ;)
As always, we had a great time. We always love spending time with Mike and Leanne. We're all the same in that we're good relaxers - we just enjoy hanging out and not having to do anything on vacation. There was talk of us going to learn how to surf on this trip, but somehow I lucked out and we didn't end up doing that. (It was 3 to 1, and I was going to be forced to attempt to be atheletic for a day.) So now it's back to reality - just work, work, work and planning a wedding. Logan and I aren't going on any more vacations until our honeymoon. We still haven't decided where we'll go. Any suggestions??